†Who Is Your Authority
Pentecost represents the coming of the law in the OT and the coming of the HS in the NT which gives us the ability to keep the law given in the OT.
Sabbath been called the ďtest commandĒ for new converts.† Pentecost has turned out to be the ďtest commandĒ for† established church members.† Church leaders determined Pentecost by physical analysis and didnít consider the spiritual foundations and its implications.†
1 Thes 5:19-21†† Church members said its too complicated, have to know Hebrew, Greek, Jewish calendar calculations, just trust church to figure out.† (Opposite, some now come up with own calendar!)
Psa 81:10-13†††† God tested Israel for 40 years and they failed.† He then turned them ďlooseĒ so-to-speak.
††††††††††††††††††††††††† Israel would have none of God, but walked in their own council.† God gave them up to own lusts (change in Divorce & Remarriage)
Psa 95:7-11†††††† Israel had Godís law for 40 years, but didnít have the heart to obey it.† God grieved with them.
††††††††††††††††††††††††† History repeats itself in NT times, the end time
Isa 30:1-2††††††††† Israel rebelled against God, didnít take counsel of Him, made plans, but not by His Spirit
Isa 29:13-14††††† People draw near with lips but not hearts.† Therefore, the wisdom of their wise men shall perish
Hosea 4:1-6†††††† (LB) The prophet will stumble in the night.† My people destroyed for lack of knowledge
Matt 15:7-14††††† When the blind lead the blind, they both fall into the ditch
Luke 11:47-52†† Pharisees were like their forefathers in killing Godís prophets. Reject key to understanding
Mal 2:4-9†††††††††† Priest lips should keep knowledge.† But theyíve departed.† God made them base before people
Prov 3:5-8††††††††† Trust in Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding
Prov 22:12†††††††† God preserves knowledge, but He overthrows the words of the faithless
Jer 9:23-24††††††† Let not the wise glory in their wisdom, but that he understands and knows God
Jer 10:21, 23††††† (LB) Pastors have not sought the Lord. It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps
1 Cor 3:18-21††† If seem wise in the world, become a fool that he may become wise spiritually wise
1 Cor 1:18,25-31†††††††† Weíre not the wise. Wisdom of world is foolishness with God.
Eph 4:17-18†††††† Donít walk like Gentiles, futility of mind, understanding darkened, ignorance of God and blind
Jer 7:21-28††††††† spoke to His people but they didnít listen,
Jer 7:12-15††††††† God therefore will allow His house to be destroyed
(Rev 2 & 3†††††††† Ephesus, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Laodicea fall short in obedience even as Godís Church)
1 Thes 5:19††††††† Donít quench the HS
Eph 4:30††††††††††† Donít grieve the HS
1 Tim 4:14-16††† Donít neglect the gift that is in you.† Meditate on these things, take heed to the doctrine.
2 Tim 1:6, 13††††† Stir up the gift of the HS.† Hold fast the sound words
Isa 63:10††††††††††† Israel rebelled and grieved Godís HS
Acts 7:51†††††††††† Stephen told Pharisees they like their fathers resisted the HS, persecuted the prophets
(Mark 3:5†††††††††† Jesus grieved with Jews because their hard hearts didnít want Him to heal on the Sabbath
Matt 11:25†††††††† Jesus thanked the Father for hiding truth from the wise and revealed them unto babes
Matt 13:11†††††††† Jesus told disciples they had been granted the knowledge of the mysteries of the KOG
Matt 16:17†††††††† Jesus told Peter flesh and blood has not revealed that He was the Son of God, but the Father
Eph 1:17-18†††††† God gives the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him
1 Cor 12:8†††††††† Spiritual wisdom and understanding is a gift from God
1 Cor 2:4-16††††† Our faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but the power of God
Heb 3:7-19††††††† Prophetic warning not to be like Israel in wilderness.† Hold beginning steadfast.† Believe!
James 1:5-6††††††† Ask God for spiritual wisdom.† Make God alone our authority.
Do we reject any part of Godís laws?† Do we quench the HS which gives us the ability to keep His laws?
God gave OT Israel His laws, but they didnít have the heart to keep the letter of the law let alone the spirit.
God gave NT Church His Holy Spirit† so they could understand the spirit of the law, but they quench the spirit